Holocaust Memorial Day in Kingston Upon Thames 2013

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By adam_leone | Sunday, January 27, 2013, 15:44

Millions of those who died during the Holocaust are being remembered across the world.

Martin Bennett from Tolworth spent 2 years in a forced labour camp, and then 3 years in Auschwitz

Martin has been speaking at Kingston Civic Centre about his experience.

He said: "1939, I was 14-years-old, the Germans occupied Poland, none could imagine what we had infront of us."

"Life was so difficult, everyone had to fight to live another day."

"The worst thing for me, was when I was liberated I headed back to Poland, but a neighbour of mine came out to tell me what happened."

"None of family survived, only my brother, but he died very young."

"I feel that people who gather in Kingston are there to remember.  The 60 million people who died, didn't die in vain."

"Future generations need to be aware of what happened, so it doesn't happen again."

Martin is celebrating his Diamond Jubilee wedding anniversary with his wife Priscilla this year. 

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